Nov 1

Past Event

Iran and the Nuclear Issue: The November 7-8 Geneva Round

Event Materials



  • Iranians Want Tangible Results in Nuclear Negotiations

    Suzanne Maloney: Iranians are tired and frustrated and want sanction relief. They want to make progress on nuclear negotiations quickly and see tangible results and compensation.

    Suzanne Maloney

  • Two-Part Approach to Halting Iran's Nuclear Progression

    Robert Einhorn: The initial step between Iran and the P5+1 countries would be a series of confidence-building measures that would halt the progression in the advancement of Iran's nuclear program. This would build confidence so that a more detailed, comprehensive arrangement could be worked out.

    Robert Einhorn

  • Israel Must Be Careful About Iranian Issue

    Kenneth Pollack: The Israelis do not want to be put in the position where they get blamed for a war between the U.S. and Iran.

    Kenneth M. Pollack

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The October 15-16 round of talks between the P5+1 countries and Iran, the first since Hassan Rouhani was elected president, was widely seen as an encouraging first step to resolve the Iran nuclear issue. The Iranians outlined a new proposal and met bilaterally with the U.S. delegation for the first time since 2009. The exchanges in both multilateral and bilateral settings were intensive, detailed, and substantive. Still, Iran and the P5+1 countries remain far apart on key issues. The next round will be held in Geneva on November 7 and 8. Does Rouhani’s election signal a real change in Iran’s policies? What are the prospects for an early agreement?

On November 1, the Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative and the Saban Center for Middle East Policy hosted a panel discussion to preview the November talks and to assess the outlook for the negotiations. Brookings Senior Fellows Robert Einhorn, Suzanne Maloney and Kenneth Pollack took part. Tamara Cofman Wittes, director of the Saban Center, moderated.

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November 1, 2013

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT

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Saul/Zilkha Rooms

1775 Massachusetts Avenue NW


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